For Immediate Release
Inspiring the Notion of Motion
‘Monkeydoos Learning Through Movement’
DVD Series Continues Mission to Fight Childhood Obesity with
Swings on to DVD September 19, 2006 from Mazzarella Media
Bristol, CT (August 23, 2006) – The Monkeydoos are back in town and they’re ready to move! Taking your kids on another adventure on the road to adolescent fitness with “Monkeydoos Things That Go!,” the eagerly anticipated addition to the celebrated Monkeydoos Movement and Learning Series DVD library, swings in stores September 19, 2006 from Mazzarella Media.
The Monkeydoos DVD series engages young viewers with a program of simulated movements based on each video’s chosen theme, getting them off the couch and on their feet and helping to stave off childhood obesity – a growing epidemic nationwide– all the while creating a fun and energetic experience kids will enjoy again and again. Recommended for ages two and older, “Monkeydoos Things That Go!” will be available for a suggested retail price of $14.95 for the VHS or DVD.
“Monkeydoos Things That Go!” focuses on the world of vehicular motion – planes, trains, boats, etc. – combining live action footage of children with computer animation to teach various movements that mirror the featured vessels.
Physical movement, especially when started at younger ages, has proven to develop motor and coordination skills that lead to prolonged health, emotional well-being, potential for improved academic performance, accelerated social adaptation and increased energy. In a series of fun activities set to upbeat original songs, host Maureen Straub and her simian friends Flip, Tumble and Twist welcome youngsters to fly like planes, putter like choo-choo trains and sail like boats.
Songs like “Pogo Stick,” “My Magic Bicycle,” “My Little Red Scooter” and “Surf’s Up” focus on strengthening the legs and increasing balance, while “Paddleboat,” “My Canoe” and “Jet Plane” focus on developing the arms. Stretching is a key part of “Sailboats” and “Hot Air Balloon,” while “Clickety Clack” and “Polly the Trolley” work the body overall. And what kid doesn’t have a blast spinning around, which they can do with glee in “Whizzy the Helicopter.”
Monkeydoos CD soundtrack is also available for a suggested retail price of $12.95. It includes all 12 songs from the DVD and is approximately 20 minutes.
The first title in the Monkeydoos DVD series, “Monkeydoos Gallop, Hop & Stomp” received rave reviews and a Parents’ Choice Approval award. “Gallop, Hop & Stomp” has been redone with new animation and is now called “Go, Go Animals.”
Mazzarella Media is an Emmy award-winning company that develops products to foster the fun and excitement of learning. Their products are designed to get kids thinking about themselves and the world around them and to enhance intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth by stimulating the imagination, nurturing creativity and developing a love for learning. For more information, visit www.mazz.com or call toll free 1-800-477-7811.
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Series Monkeydoos Movement and Learning Series
Individual Title: Monkeydoos Things That Go!
Category: Children; ages 3 and older
Street Date: September 19, 2006
Order Date: August 22, 2006
SRP: $14.95 for DVD or VHS; Includes noncommercial public performance rights.)
Running Time: 30 minutes
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